Welcome to the Premier's Council for Active Living
Why is Active Living important?
Currently just over half of the NSW population meets the recommended level of at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. There is considerable opportunity for all of us to be more active, more often.
The good news is that active living need not be difficult or expensive - it's as simple as taking steps to integrate physical activity into our daily routines - whether at work, at home, in our leisure time and by the choices we make around transport.
There is a rapidly growing body of evidence, which demonstrates that being active in everyday life not only has substantial positive impacts on our health, but also has potential environmental, social and economic benefits. To assist and support leaders in the public, private and community sectors to make decisions that will facilitate and encourage active living, PCAL has summarised in this Active Living Statement the key evidence demonstrating the benefits of active living and the individual and social costs of a sedentary lifestyle.
FitNSW 2014: Supportive Environments for Active Living - Collective Action and Next Steps
PCAL hosted the inaugral FitNSW forum at Parliament House on 26 February 2014. The forum explored what has been achieved and what is being planned to encourage healthy built environments and increased active transport opportunities internationally and across NSW. Videos of the presentations and presentation slides are now available.
NSW 'take the stairs' posters
PCAL in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, has prepared a series of A4 size 'take the stairs' posters with energy balance messages. Evidence shows that placing prompt signs at points of decision such as the base of the stairs of at lifts can successfully encourage people to use the stairs.
PCAL Bulletin - June Edition
The June edition of the PCAL Bulletin is now available. This edition addresses topics ranging from the announcement of the Sydney Walk 21 Conference keynote speakers and week of events, to high tech playgrounds and France's pilot scheme paying people to ride to work. To view all archived editions of the bulletin please click here.